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Hydrangea macrophylla 'SMHMES14' Let's Dance Rhythmic Blue

Object Details

Description
This bigleaf hydrangea cultivar has some of the truest blue flowers of any hydrangea cultivar on the market. This plant is also unique for its strong flower stems, early blooming time, winter hardiness, and upright, spreading structure.
Hardiness
-20 - 30 F
Bloom Time
Early summer, rebloom in late summer to early fall
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Range
cultivated
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
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On Display
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Accession Number
2021-0522A
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Common Name
Bigleaf hydrangea cultivar
French hydrangea cultivar
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Asteranae
Order
Cornales
Family
Hydrangeaceae
Genus
Hydrangea
Species
macrophylla
Life Form
Deciduous shrub/sub-shrub
Bloom Characteristics
Densely clustered flower heads are nearly spherical, with flowers that range from blue to pink, depending on soil conditions. Inflorescence is about 5" (12.5 cm) across.
Foliage Characteristics
Simple, opposite, ovate, green leaves. About 3.75" (9.5 cm) long.
Plant Size
2-3' tall x 2-3' wide (.6-.9 x .6-.9 meters)
Structure
Mounded
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax739c01c0f-c667-45d9-a383-4b606289f1bb
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0522A
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
Photographed by: Hannele Lahti
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